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(Plants) any of several Asian and North American saxifragaceous plants of the genus Mitella, having clusters of small white flowers and capsules resembling a bishop's mitre. Also called: bishop's-cap
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|Noun||1.||mitrewort - any of various rhizomatous perennial herbs of the genus Mitella having a capsule resembling a bishop's miter|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Mitella, Mitella - genus of low slender herbs of North America and northeastern Asia having flowers with trifid or pinnatifid petals
Mitella diphylla, fairy cup - miterwort of northeastern North America usually with two opposite leaves on erect flowering stems that terminate in erect racemes of white flowers